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SAMFORD UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 

sjAMfO'RD liJvrvmsiTy 

Birmingham, Alabama 



Tennessee River Missionary 
Baptist Association 




v. 1. 1890 



v.2. 1891 



v. 3. 1892 



v.4. 1893 



v. 5. 1895 



v. 6. 1897 



v. 7. 1898 



v. 8: 1899 



v.9: 1900 




^JvlLNOTOS^- 



OF THE 



•ennessee 



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Association, 

jffissianary 

baptist. 



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JASPER, 

MARION, 

COUNTY, 

TENNESSEE. 
• — 1890 — 



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SCOTTSBORO, ALA, 

Progressive Auk, Pbixtebs. 

1890. 



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OF THE 

Tennessee * River * Association, 

OF 

• MISSIONARY BAPTIST. 

Held with Jasper Church, 

-*-r AT 

Jasper, Marion County, Tennessee. 
October, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th, 1890- 

OFFICERS. 

P. BROWN. Moderator ; Hollywood, Alabama. 

L. C. COULSON, Clerk; Scotteboro, Alabama, 

MILTON ROACH, Treasurer; Fackler, Alabama. 

EXECUTIVE BOARD. 

P. BROWN, Moderator ; Hollywood, Alabama. 

JOHN J. BEESON,. Pisgah, Alabama. 

HENRY H. HORTON, Scottsboro, Alabama. 

CHARLES B. ROACH, Fackler, Alabama. 

CRAWFORD HOWELL, Holly Tree, Alabama. 

SAMUEL BUTLER,. Larkins Fork, Alabama, 



SCOTTSBORO, ALA, 

Progressive Age, Printers. 

1890. 



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ORDER OF BUSINESS. 



,„ Friday, October, 3rd. 1890. 

1 Annual Sermon. 

2 Call to Order. 

3 Gall Roll of Delegates, 

4 Election of Moderator, Clerk and Treasurer. 

5 Read Letters from Churches. 

6 Petitionary Letters. 

7 Invite Correspondents and visitors of same faith to seats. 

8 Appointment of Special Committes. 

I Religious Services 
II Obituaries. 

III Finance. » 

IV Periodicals. 

V Appointment of new Board. 
VI Committee of one to report on letters. 
VII Appointment of standing Committee. 

_ ♦ Saturday, October. 4th. 

9 Select place for next meeting. 

10 Select Brother to. preach annual sermon and alternate, 

11 Call for report of standing Committes in order. 
Sunday services. v 

Monday, October, 6th, 

12 Report of Executive Board. 

13 Report of Missionary Board. 

14 Miscellaneous Business. 

15 Resolutions. 

16 Adjournment. 

STANDING COMMITTEES. 

1 Asfociational letters — L. C. Coulson. * 

2 Associationai Missions — Thomas Davis, E. P. Cowart ; Speaker 
Jno. H. Roach. 

3 State Missions — J. J. Beeson, Mike Hill; Speaker, Virgil 
Bouldin. 

4 Home Missions — W. R. Ivey, R. Deavers;, Speaker, W. O. 
Prince. 

5 Foroeign Missions— C. B. Roach, I saac Mathews ; Speaker, 
M. A. Leak. 

6 Ministerial Relief— J. L. Knight, P. H. Helton ; Speaker C. T. 
Knight. 

7 Temperance — Milton Roach, J, B. Campbell ; Speaker, P. Hall 

8 Ministerial Education— H. H. Horton Ralph Howel ; Speker, 
C. Howell. 

9 Sunday-School work— R. A. Coffev, G. A. Beard ; Speaker, 
J. J. StClair. * 

10 Womans work— P. C. Coulson, Susie Wood and Alabama 
Dicus; L, C. Coulson, Speaker. 



Notk— Please furnish the Clerk with Copies of your reports two days at least, before 
the Association meets. Don't forget this. It is important. 

L. C. COULSON, Clerk. 



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MINUTES. 



Friday, Oct, 3rd, 1890. 
The Delegates from the Churchs composing the Tennessee 
River Association of Missionary Baptist met with Jasper Church, 
Jasper, Marion County, Tennessee, on Friday, the 3rd, day of Oc- 
toper, 1890. and held its thirty-third annual meeting, at 11 o'clock 
a. m. the people were called together by singing 415 Baptist Pslamist. 

"Come thou fount of evry blessing; 

Tune my heart to sing they grace! . 

Streams of mercy never ceasing 

Calls for songs of loudest pvaise! 
Teach me some melodious sonnet 

Sung by flaming tongues above; . 

Praise the mount— O fix me on it. 

Mount of God's unchanging love'' 

C. B. Roach then read the 106 Division of the Psalms. 1st. Praise 
ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord ! for He is good ; for his 
merc.v endureth for ever," and after reading the whole division, 
prayer by J. J. Beeson, and No. 438 of the Baptis Psalmist, sung. 

"My soul be on thy guard ; 

Ten thousand feai-s aris. \^ 

The hosts of sin are pressing hard ., 

To draw me from the skies." 

C. B. Roach proceeded and preached the introductory sermon, 
from the 106th Division of the Psalms, 15 verse. Which is as follows : 
"And he gave them their request, but sent leanness into their souls." 
The sermon was full of practical suggestions, how we miget avoid 
leanness of soul. 1st. God often all owes us to have our requests, and 
as punishment therefor when such requests are not the best for us ; 
he gives us leanness. 2nd. In order to avoid leanness, we must desire, 
only those things that are in harmony with the word of God ; and 
in keeping with his commands. 

The moderator called, the Association to order, and then engaged 
in singing the No. 53, Baptist Psalmist. 

"Raise your trynmphaiit songs 

To an immortal tune; 
Let all earth resound the deeds 
Celestial grace has done." 
Praver bv the Moderator. P. Brown. 

The first business. Call rool of Churches and Delegates appoin- 
ted and mark absentees, when the Clerk proceeded with the call, 
and the following result reached. 

1. Antioch — Not represented. 

2. Beech Grove — Omega Watson, A. J. DuBoise. 

3. Bethel — Letter, no delegates. 

4. Bethesda — B. F. Plasters. 

5. Cave Spring — Isaac Mathews, Augustus Smith, Leroy Rash. 

6. Centennial— "Willis Chandler, P> A. Carlile. 

7. Charity — Letter, no delegate. 

8. Cumberland Mountain — Letter, no delegate. 

9. Ceder Grove — Letter, no delegate. 






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W.o'. tSto Point ~ J - A ' DicU8 > Mike HiU, J. P. McLendon, 

11. Ebeneezer—3. M. Reeves. 

12. Freedom— 3. S. Hall, Frank Boldin, A. D. Fowler. 

13. Friendship— Milton Roach, D. L. Rorex, J. B. Campbell 

14. Gurleys— William Branon, T. S. Echols. ^mpoeii. 

15. Hale's Cove— J. H. Gwathney. 

16. Hurricane Grove— Not represented. 

17. Harmony— J. J. StClair, W. B. Campbell. 
1». To/iea Cove — Not represented. 

19. Larkinsville—E. P. Cowart, Wm. P. Culver. 

2?' m' S°~S n ' a \? av . i8 ' J ' J - C un ningham, B. B. Tone'v. 
zi. Mt. Zion — Milton Morris 

oq %?; Pis 9ah—J. H. Jarnagan, W. A. Starkey, C. T. Starkev 

23. Mt. Ararat— Letter, no delegate, 

24. Mt. Tabor— Not represented. 

25. McCoy's Grove— Not represented. 

26. Mountain Grove — Not represented. 

27. A r eu? Hope— R. A. Coffey, P. H. Pelton. 

28. Plasent Mount— E. J. Carlile. 

29. ticottsboro—W. A. Coffev, Virgil Bouldin. 

30. Trenton — J. R. Bingham. 

31. Union — Not represented. 

32. Union Grove— Not represented. 

Tennessee Chukchs 

1 Macedonia — George A. Claus. 

2 Jasper— W A. Burt. J. A. Anderson, James Lane. 

d Pleasant Hill— Ephram Coulson, Isham Quarels, Dalid Gray. 

Georgia Chubches. 
1 Tunnel Hill— Not represented. 

Ordained Ministers delegates by vertue of Ordination : 
1 . Brown, J. j. Beeson, L. C. Coulson, 

Rufus Gist, Ralph Howell, H. H. Horton, 

M. J Hicks, W. R. i V ey, j. L . Knight, 

J. C. Lambert, C. B. Roach; 
Making fifty six delegates in attendance. On motion of 

tn £^?!T'- 8U r P ?^ r i ed b J C - B ' Roach ' the Assosiation proceeded 
to the e ection of Moderator and Clerk. The Moderator appointed 
R. A. Coffey and Milton Roach as tellers to receive and count 
the votes. The tellers on counting the ballots cast, report that 
P. Brown was re-elected Moderator and L. C. Coulson Clerk for 
the ensuing year. This is the thirteenth time that P. Brown has 
been elected Moderator, snd the seventh year for the present Clerk 

the re ula/order* 1011 n ° W ^^ fU " y 0r ^ anized Proceeded with 
Petitioner}- letters called for- with no response. Corespondimr 
delegates from sister Associations, called for and no response 

j*™ \u P ? nt ' °? motion of C. B. Roach, supported by W. R. 
Ivey, the regular order of business was suspended, for a specific 
purpose ; that of passing the following resolutions. 







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brethren, be and 
us by such sug- 
Christ. Adopted. 



By C. B. Roach. Resolved. That this body meet each morning 
at 8: 30 o'clock a. m. adjourn at 12. m. and met at 1:30 p.m. and 
adjourn at will. Adopted. 

By L. C. Coulson, Resolved that all visiting 
they are herebv invited to seats with us, and aid 
gestions as thev may deem best for the cause of 

Whereupon C. W. Hare, Editor of the Alabama Baptist, and 
who was also, representing the Board of Ministerial Education of 
the Alabama Baptist Convention, was recognized and cordialy 
invited to a seat with the body, (The brethern will always wel- 
com brother 'Hare.) Regular order. 

The Moderator appointed the following committee on religious 
services, to report at any time. Pastor J. C. Lambert, with Deacons 
W. A. Burt, J. A. Anderson and James Lane. 

On motion of W. R. Ivey, supported by J. A. Dicus, The Ass- 
sociation adjourned until 3.o'cloek p. m. 

Three o'clock p. m. Association met pursuant to adjournment 
called to order bv the Moderator. The Committee onrelgious services 
reported that W.' R. Ivey, pastor of the Scottsboro Church, would 
preach Fridav night at Baptist Church. 

The Moderator then proceeded with regular order, andappointed 
Committees as follows: V , 

Finance, E. P. Cowart, Thomas Echols and A. J. DuBoise. 
Perodicals W. R. Ivey, J. J. Cuningham and J. R. Bingham 
New Board, P. Brown, J. J. Beeson, Henry H. Horton, Charles 
B. Roach, Crawford Howell and Sammul Butler. 

P. Brown was added to the above Committee, by the Asso- 
ciation on motion of J. J. Beeson supported by J. J. StCleair. 

On motion of J. J. Beeson, supported by several, Association ad- 
journed until Saturday morning, 8 :30 o'clock. 

Fridav evening, 7 o'clock^Preaching by W. R. Ivey, from Matt, 
vii ■ 21—23, as follows : 21st v ; "Not every one that saith unto me. 
Lord, Lord!' shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven, but he that 
doeththe will of mv Father, which is in Heaven." 23d v; And 
then will I profess unto them, 'I never knew you, depart from me, 
ye that work iniquity !" 

Saturday, October 4, 1890, 8 :30, a. m. 

The Association met pursuant to adjournment. 

The Moderator proceeded with the regular order of business, and 
appointed the following standing committees : 
Association^ Letters.— L. C. Coulson. 
Associational Missions— Thomas Davis, E. P. Cowart ; bpeaker, J. 

Sta "jf7°*to«*.-J. J. Beeson, Mike Hill ; Speaker, Virgil Bouldin. 
Home Missions.— W. R. Ivey, R. Deavers; Speaker, W. O. P« n ce. 
Foreign Missions.— G. B. Roach, Isaac Matthews ; Speaker, M. A. 

Ministerial Belief.— J. L. Knight, P. H. Hilton; Speaker, C. T. 
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Temperance.— Milton Roach, J. B. Campbell ; Speaker, P. Hall. 
Ministerial Education.— H. H. Horton, Ralph Howell: Speaker, 
Crawford Howell. 

Sunday School Work.—U. A.Coffey, G. A. Beard ; Speaker, J. J. St. 
Clair. 

Woman'* Work.— P. C. Coulson, Susie Wood. Alabama Dicus; 

Speaker, L. C. Coulson. 

The Association then selected the place of next meeting— Cave 
Spring, Jackson County, Alabama, which is nine miles north-west 
of Stevenson. Isaac Matthews and others pledged themselves to 
have conveyance* at Stevenson to convev the delegates and visitors 
from and to the railroad at Stevenson. W. R. Ivev was selected to 
preach the introductory sermon, and Preston Brown, alternate. 

Report of standing committees called for in their order. 

The report of the Clerk on letters from the several churches was 
read, amended and discussed by C. B. Roach, W. A. Coffev and J J 
Beeson and on motion of C. B. Roach, supported bv Milton Roach,' 
adopted. See appendix, (A.) 

Associational Missions, report by C. B. Roach, who was substi- 
tuted for John H. Roach, who was not in attendance. The report was 
on motion of J.J. Beeson, supported by M. J. Hicks, adopted without 
discusssion. See appendix, (B.) 

Report on State Missions called for and submitted bv L. C Coul- 
son, chairman, amended and discussed bv C. B. Roach, C W Hare 

'I' w B « 8 ? n and , P ' Rrown - an <* on niotion of C. B. Roach, supported 
by W. R. Ivey, adopted. See appendix. (C.) 

Report on Home Missions read by J. J. Beeson, of the committee, 
and discussed by J. C. Lambert, W. R. Ivev, C. W. Hare and J J 
Beeson, and on motion of C. B. Roach, supported bv W. R. Ivev adopt- 
ed. See appendix (D.) * * - v 

Report on Foreign Missions read by J. J. Beeson for Isaac Mat- 
thews, and discussed by W. R. Ive^ C. W. Hare, P. Brown and J J 
Beeson, and on motion of J. J. Beeson, supported bv R. A Coffev' 
adopted. See appendix (E.) * y 

, On request of the chairman on Ministerial Relief, Mondav 9 
o clock, was made a special hour for this report. - ' 

On request of the chairman of committee on Ministerial Educa- 
*l° n u 1 hou , r of 10 o'clock, a. m. was fixed for this report, because 
the brethren heretofore appointed to report on these subjects were not 
present, and new persons were appointed, hence the delay. 

On moiion, 9 o'clock, Sunday morning, was made the special or- 
der for report on Sunday School work. 

i .. J 'F' T Lan ? b . e . rt ' (:hairman of 'he committee on Preaching, report- 
ed that L. C. Coulson preach in the Baptist church on Saturdav 
night, and Suuday at 11 o'cloek, a. m., in theM. E. Church: W R 
Ivey in the Baptist church at 11, a. m., and in the M. E. church at 1 
p. m ; C. B. Roach in the Baptist at 7, p. m.; H. H. Horton in the 
Baptist church at 3, p. m., and J. J. Beeson, at Pleasant Hill Baptist 
church, at 11, a. m. On motion of C. B. Roach, supported 'bv J J 
Beeson, the Association adjourned until S\indav*morning, 9, "a.* m 



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Saturday night at 7 o'clock L. C. Culson preached from Psalms 
xlii, 2 : "My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God. When shall 
I come and apper before God ?" 



Sunday, October 5, 1890 ; 9 o'clock, a. m. 
The Association met pursuant to adjournment. The report on 
Sunday Shools being the special order for this hour, the Moder- 
ator called for the reading of the report, which was read by the clerk 
at the request of the chairman, H. H. Horton. The report was dis- 
cussed bv J. T. Knight, J. J. Beeson, Virgil Bouldin, W. II. Ivey, M. 
Hill, P. Brown, J. S. Lightfoot, and on motion of J. J. Beeson, sup- 
ported by Virgil Bouldin, adopted. See, appendix (F>) 

On motion of R. A. Coffey, supported by Isaac Matthews, the 
Associatiftn adjourned until Monday morning, 8 :30. 

W. R. Ivev preached in the Baptist church Sunday at 11, a m., 
from the text, Amos vii, 7. "This he showed me, and behold, the 
Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumb line, with a plumb in his 

hand." M ._ ' A 

L. C. Ooulson nreached in the M. E. church at 11, a. m., from 
Daniel xii, 2, "And they that sleep in the dust of the earth shall 
awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlast- 
ing contempt." . ■ ■> ■ 

J J Beeson preached in the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Sunday morn- 
ing at 11 o'clock from first Corinthians, ii, 8—9 verses: 8th, "Which none of 
the .i.ritices of this world know; for had they known it, they would not have 
crucified the Lord of Glory," 

9th verse: "But as it is written, eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither 
have entered into -the heart of man the things which Cod hath prepared for 
them that love him." 

H. H. Horton preached in the Baptist church at 3, p. m., Sunday, lrom 
Matthew xxvii; 19—20 verses. 19th verse: "Go ye. therefore, and teach all 
nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, and of the Son and Of the 

Holy Ghosi." „ , . , _ . 

>0th verse: "Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever 1 have com- 
manded yon, and, lo, I am with you always, even nnto the end of the world, 

Amen." ■ , " • , . , , „ 

C B Roach preached in the Baptist church Sunday evening at / 
o'clock from GaUtmns vi, 14: "But God forhid that I should glory, save in 
the cross of our Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, 
and 1 unto the world." ^ 

W R Ivey preached in the M. E. church Sunday night at / o clock, lrom 
Mathews 49—0. 49th verses, "And Jesus stood still and- commanded him 
to be called, and they called the blind man, saying unto him: Be of good com- 
fort, rise, he called thee." 

50th verse, "And he, casting away his garments, arose and came to Je- 



sus." 



Monday Morning, October 6, 1890. 
The Association met at 8:30 pursuant to adjournment. After devotional 
exercises, the hour of 9 o'clock having arrived, being the hour fixed 4or the 
report on Ministerial Relief. Report called for and read by the clerk, and 






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discussed by J. L. Knight and J. J. Beeson, when on motion of J. J. Beeson, 
supported by B. B. Looney, the report was adopted. See appendix (G.) 

The hour of 9:30, the hour for report on Ministerial Education, having 
arrived, the report was read by J. J. Beeson at the request of Thomas Davis, 
chairman, and discussed by J. J. Beeson, W. R. Ivey, C. T. Starkey, Mike Hill, 
and on motion of C. B. Roach, supported by J. J. Beeson, report adopted 
See appendix (H.) 

Report on temperance called for, and read by the clerk; chairman of com- 
mittee being absent. Discussed by P. Brown. J. J. Beeson, Mike Hill, "W. R. 
Ivey, and on motion of J. J. Beeson snported by J. A. Dicus, adopted. See. 
appendix (I.) 

Report on finances called for, read by the Clerk on the request of the 
Chairman, E. P. Cowart, and on motion of J. J. Beeson, supported by «T. L. 
Knight, adopted. See apendix (J.) 

Report of committee on periodicals called for and read by W. R. Ivey, 

Chairman, and discussed by J. J. Beeson, C. B. Roach, P. Brown, t>. C. Coul- 

, son and W. R. Ivey. The motion to strike out recommendation of "American 

Publication Society's" literature which was lost and then on motion of W. R 

Ivey, snpported bv Mike Hill the report was adopted. See appendix (K.) 

Treasurer of the Association's report by Milton Roach, and on motion of 
B, B. Toney supported by J. L. Knight, adopted. See appendix (L.) 

The report on obituary submitted by Milton Roach, Chairman, and after 
remarks by Mike Hill, on motion of of O. B. Roach supported by J. A. Dicus, 
adopted. See appendix (M.) 

On motion of J. J- Beeson, supported by E. P. Cowart. the Historical and 
Statistical report, prepared bv the Clerk, be printed as a part of the Minutes 
of the Tennessee River Baptist Association, adopted. See appendix (N.) 

MICELLANEOU8. .,. 

By unanimous consent the Clerk read the following preamble and resolu- 
tions, adopted by the S. B. C. at Fort Worth in May 1890, which was adopted 
as the sentiment of the Association on this important question. 

"Whereas, The d'fferent denominations have lately been giving unupil 
attention to the subject of Christian union, and 

Whereas. It is conceeded to be a great desiederatum that Christians 
should agree on all important points of doctrine and fealty, and 

Whereas. There is a standard recognized as authoritative— namely the 
Bible. Therefore be it 

1. Resolved, By the Southern Baptist Convention representing 1,200,000 
communicants, that we recognize the gravity of the problem of bringing differ- 
ent denominations to see alike on important subjects concerning which they 
now differ, and that we recognize in the scripture the only basis on which 
such an agreement is possible or desirable- 

2. Resolved. That we respectfully propose to the general bodies of on r 
brethren of other denominations to select representative scholars who shall 
consider and seek .to determine just what is the teachings of the Bible on the 
leading points of different of doctrines and fealty between the denominations, 
in the hope that they can, at least, help to a better understanding of the issues 
involved and 

3. Resolved. That we heartily favor that the results of the proposed confer- 
ence of representative scholars be widely published in all the denominational 
papers so that the Christian public will be thoroughly enlightened concerning 
these results, and that progress be made toward true Christian union. 

On motion of C B. Roach, supported by W- R. Ivey, L. C. Coulson was 
elected by acclamation, as a delegate to the Southern Baptist Convention, by 
the Association which meets in Birmingham, Ala., May 7, 1891. 

On motion of L. C. Coulson, suported by Milton Roach, J. J. Beeson was 



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also elected, by. acclamation, a* a delagate to the Southern Babtist Convention 

from the Association, . d^ tf w Horton, 

On motion of L. C. Coulson, supported by J. J- Beeson, Jl- " X1 °™"' 

was elSby acclimation, to tne Alabama State Convention which meets 

November k with StPrancis ^^^uL^^ of dismiss- 
al waf grlnS o ^e'foS^Eclt, Lv javing requested ^same, to 
»i rSada, Cedar Grove, Jasper, Pleasant Mount and Pleasant Hill. 

While all the brethren of the Association regret to part with the^e chur- 
ches^ i^th^^^^^ of the brethren that the step taken -ay^u^in 

great good. , whole mhjldou qu< * t ion was submitted and 

discuL" toStheTand hence some confusion as to order of discussion^ 



Resolutions. 

The following resolutions were offered by J. J. Beeson. «"PPP^ bv Mllt ° n 
t> 1 Ia «<w remarks bv W. R. Ivev, were unanimously adopted. 
^ aC i 'Solved That we undertake to raise, for missonary purposes, the com. 
in. y'ear^tof 'thl^m^nr suggested to us 'by the State Mission Board te be 

yCar -> Resolved, That this shall in no wise be considered a tax, but a re- 

H» %* ^u^ wm^rytrT^ne year, ^K^^-%! 
, for tnlfpurpose every day they have gg^-*- •£ ^" SS"^.^ 
have the amdnnt, and more. Try it brethren, try . Clerk. 

8U,t On motion of W. R. Ivey, supported by J J. Beeson, the following resolu- 

terial Education to pay the board for Brother C. I\ Stalky at the nowa 
lege for the present scholastic year. 

PLEDGES FOR REV. C, T. STaRKY, 

.. $10.00 

W. R, Ivey 10.00 

W. B. Caniphall p aid 5.00 

J. B. Caniphall u 5.00 

Milton Roach « j.oo 

L. C Coulson « 1.00 

W. T. Penington 5.00 

Isaac Mathews 1,00 

John Tallant -• - 

$38.00 

On ~*L of J. J. Bee,on, .upporteu b, R. Lp**,, *« *■>*>«*•* "»- 

"° d So*m<uCof L. €. Coulson, sopported by J. J. Bee^i end others, .be fol- 
10 - 1 '£.r,'eo, li °TLT*etC- y an" i ;;ri?or;f *, Te„e»ee R,ver Bapti-. 



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our vener- 



Association do, uo' and here, render their most sincere thanks to 
able brother the E' . Saineul Beene, of the Primitive Baptist Church, for his 
many acts of kind co sideration shown ns during our meeting; and, now, may 
God's richest bless? ' be showered on him and his aged companion as they 
journey on toward t! » goodly laud- 

The following re olution was on motion of W. R. Ivey, supported by J. A. 
Dicus. Adopted. 

Resolved, Tha' the thanks of this body are due and humbly tendered 
the Nashville, Chat mooga & St. Louis Railroad Company, and the Memphis 
& Chsrleston Railr ad Company for their kindness in giving reduced rates 
over their lines, to I ie messengers and visitors attending the 33d Annual meet- 
ing of the Tcnnesbv River Association of Baptist, held at Jasper, Tenn., Oct. 
3, 4, 5 and 6, 1890. » 

The following -esolutions were offered by the Moderator, (E. P. Cowart 
in the chair,) and p ported by B. B. Toney, and adopted with a hearty good 
will: • 

1. Resolved, T>,at the Tennassee River Association return to the citizens 
of Jasper and vicir ty, irrespective of denominational lines, and unto those 
kind friends who ai not religious, for the generous hospitality tbey have ex- 
tended during our si iy among them. 

2. That we cor \nlly tender to our Methodist and Presbvterian brethern 
our grateful ackno- kdgment for the use of their churches while in their midst. 

Resolutious by I. J. Beeson, supported by C. B. Roach. Adopted. 

1. Resolved, T at the Clerk of this body have as many Minutes printed 
as thirty-five dollars will pay for, and the remainder to pay for mailing, etc. 

2. That we tend r our thanks to the Moderator and Clerk for the able 
and efficient manner in which they have discharged their duties as officers of 
this body. 

The preparatioi of the Minutes for the printer whs left to the sound dis- 
cretion of the Clerk, who has done his best in the past to give the best Minute 
possible for the money at his command. The Clerk feels very much compli- 
mented in that the reading of the Minutes was not even called for, and he 
thanks the brethren for this mark of confidence. Clerk. 

The old familiar hymn, 

II. .w firm a foundation, ye Saints of the Lord, 

i - laid tor your faith in His excellent word ; 
*N 'iat more can He say than to you He hath said— 

> on, who unto Jesus, for refuge, hath fled. 

was sung, and the p iting hand extended to each other, after which the Asso- 
ciation engaged in rajer with old Brother Sam Beene, of the Primitive Bap- 
tist church. Bened tion by the Moderator, and the Association stood ad- 

TfeSfeo*. Clerk. R M0W1 '' "^'^ 



ORDAINED MINISTE S OF THE TENNESSEE RIVER ASSOCIATION, AND THEIR 



rDSTOFFICES. 



Brown, Preston, Moderator, Hollywood, Ala. 

Coulson, L C., Clerk, Scottsboro, Ala. 



Beeson, John J., Pisgah, Via. 
Haines C W„ Fabius, \ la. 
Crawford, W. L_ Mayn.uds Cove, Ala. 
Clonsc, J. A^ Shellraouml, Tenn. . 
Chandler, J. E., Coffey" ^toi-e. Ala. 
Collins, D. 8- Coffey's store, Ala. 
Gist, Rufus, Fackler, Ala. 
Howell, Crawford, Holl Tree, Ala. 



Jacks, William, Estill's Fork, Ala. 
Jones, J. L- Paint Rock, Ala. 
Knight, J. I*, Coffey's Store, Ala. 
Kennedy, R- Francisco, Ala. 
Leak, M. A. Stevenson, Ala. 
Lambert, J. C. Jasper, Tenn. 
Langston, L. Jt, Stevenson, Ala. 
McCloud, James, Pisgah, Ala. 



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c, continued. 

Howell, Ralph, Stevenson, Ala. Manning, P. G„ Whiteside, Tenn 

Hall, Phillip, Stevenson, Ala. Morris, G. W., Kirbvs Creek, Ala. 

Morton, Henry H., Scottsboro, Ala. Prince,W. O.. EstilPs Fork, Ala. 

Higginbotham, M., Holly Wood, Ala. Pigg, W. A., Paint Rock, Ala. 

Honea, G. W- Garth, Ala. Quarels, T. Lu, Shell mound, Tenn. 

Hicks, M. J., Whiteside, Tenn. Roach, C. B., Fackler, Ala. 

Isbell, Miller, Limrock, Ala. Sloan, L. W„ Limrock, Ala. 

Isbell, Jessee W., Limrock, Ala. WoodalL, L. W., Gurleys, Ala. 



^p:PE:rsrDi:xEs. 



Your Committee to whom was referred the Church Letters for 
report, beg to submit the following : 

I submit that very little has been done during the year by the 
churches toward complying with the promises made at our last As- 
sociation. We voted to try to raise $400 during the Associational 
year. Most of the churches which made the effort to raise this sum 
succeeded, but those making no effort report leanness. 

Many of the churches did not even send a letter, much less a 
delegate. Two cents would have sent the letter, and this would 
have been some relief. Brethren, I urge upon you to send a letter 
next year, that the Association may know that you still breath, if but 
slightly. 

The condition of the churches, as shown by letters, is as follows : 

Antioch. — No pastor. Bro. Mike Hill is preaching for them as 
often as he can. They send no delegate or letter. 

Bethel. — Has had no regular pastor, but has had preaching once 
a month for most of the time. This church has paid for preaching, 
during the year, $9.65. Nothing for missions of any kind. A loss of 
twelve members is shown by their letter. 

3. Beech Grove. — The letter from this church shows that some 
progress has been made. Crawford Howell has preached for them 
the past year, once a month, and they have paid him $30. They 
send up for missions, $2.50. Their increase in membership is 13. 

< 4. Bethesda. — This church has paid $15 for preaching, and 
nothing for missions. The church asks for a letter of dismissila. 

5. Charity. — This church shows that they have paid for preach- 
ing, $50; Sunday Schools, $1 ; missions $2. They have a weekly 
prayer meeting and Sunday school. ""N 

6. — Cumberland Mountain. — Shows an increase of five mem- 
bers, but nothing for preaching or missions. It is understood that 
they are erecting a new church building. 

7. Centennial. — This church shows an increase of ten members, 
but nothing for preaching or missions. 

8. Cave Spring. — An* increase of seven members ; nothing for 
preaching or missions. 

9. Cedar Grove. — A loss of three members ; paid for preaching, 
$28.35 ; but not a cent for missions. A letter of dismissal asked for. 



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10. Center Point. — Shows an increase of one member. Keeps 
up Sunday school and prayer meeting. Contributions for Sunday 
schools, $6; sta* > missions, $7.50. Nothing for preaching. 

11. Ebeneiozer. — A decrease of one member. No contributions 
for*any purpose. 

12. Friendship. — An increase of fifteen members. Paid pastor, 
$60; Sunday schools, $5; missions, $47.35; ministerial education $5. 
They have a regular prayer meeting and Sunday school. 

13. Freedom. — This church shows a decrease of twelve members. 
Paid preacher $ ; for missions $ 

14. Gurleys.— Paid pastor, $33.90; for missions, $8.34. 

15. Haile's Cove. — Lost two by death, and decreased nine. Sun- 
day school occasionally. Paid pastor, $2.90 ; and nothing for missions. 

16. Harmony.— This church shows an increase.of sixteen mem- 
bers. Regular Sunday school. Contributions for Sunday schools, 
$1.35; for pastor, $23.80; missions, $7.40. The church is prospering. 

17. Jasper. — A decrease of three members— one deceased ; paid 
pastor, $75 ; nothing for missions. 

18. Larksnsville. — An increase of four members. Contribu- 
tions for missions, $2.60; tor pastor, $14.50. 

19. Mt. Nebo. — Shows a loss of five members; paid for missions 
$10; for pastor $ 

20. Mt. Pisgah. — Shows an increase of twelve members. 
Regular Sunday school and prayer meeting. Contributions for 
Sunday schools, $6; for pastor, $16; for missions, $15.75; for minis- 
tereal education, $5; Miscellaneous expenses, $5. One member, O. 
J. Garrett, deceased. 

21. McCoy's Crove. — An increase of one member. Raided 
for missions, $1. 

22. Mt. Zion. — Shows a decrease of five members. Nothing 
reported for preaching or missions. 

23. Mt. Ararat. — Shows a loss of one member. Paid tor 
preach intr, $28; missions, $5.00 

24. Macedonia.— Shows a decrease of one, and $8.20 for As- 
sociational missions 

25. New Hope. — A decrease of five members; paid pastor, $41; 
missions, nothing. 

26. Pleasant Mount. — A loss of eighteen members. Paid 
for preaching, $25; missions, nothing. This church asked for a let- 
ter of dismissal. 

27. Pleasant Hill. — An increase of one member; paid for 
preaching, $14.50; Associational missions, $2.85; church building, 
$134.45. The church asks for a letter of dismissal. 

28. Scottsboro. — This church shows an increase of four mem- 
bers. Rfcgu'ar preaching. Sunday school, and prayer meeting 
every Thursday night. Preaching and Sondav school" every Sun- 
day. Contributions: for pastor, % $293.25; Sunday schools, $20.88; 
missions, $46; ministerial- education, $7 65; miscellaneous, $88.50; 



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church repairs, $175. Lost one member by death— Sister J. M. Bled- 
soe. 

29. Trenton. — Shows an increase of ten. Loss of two by death. 
Nothing for pastor or missions. 

30. Union. — Paid pastor, $1 ; Sunday School, $2.50 ; missions, 
$1.25. 

31. Union Grove. — Shows an increase of six members. Nothing 
for missions. 

g 32. Tunnel Hill. — Not represented by delegate or letter. This 
is a Georgia church. 

In submitting this report let me urge the propriety of reporting 
names of the dead, and all moneys paid for every pur^jpse, so that 
our people may know just what they are doing. 

Respectfully submitted, 

L. C. Coulson, 
Chairman. 



Your Evangelist begs leave to submit the following report on As- 
sociational missions : , 

This Association covers a very large territory, and has within 
its bounds much destitution. It would require the service of two 
men, all their time, to do the work. The field is an open one, 
and ought to be cultivated, but the want of means prevents it being 
occupied. I have done some work during the year. However little, 
I feel that God has blessed my labors in a measure. I preached one 
hundred and five sermons, visited one hundred and fifty families, 
traveled one thousand, four hundred and sixty-seven miles, spent 
one hundred and nine days in the service, and received the sum of 
$145.50. Respectfully submitted, 

C. B. Roach, Evangelist. 

(I suggest that in future the evangelist keep an account of all 
monies received, so the proper credit may be given.) Clerk. 



Your committee on State Missions submits the following Report : 
Another year has gone by, freighted with its joys and griefs, 
with its rights and wrongs, with its cares and vexations. The his- 
tory, we have written as Saints, individually, or as organized congre- 
gations to do work for the Master, whether for good or otherwise, 
has passed into eternity, and cannot .be recalled, revised or erased, 






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but must remain as changeless as the immutable purposes of an al- 
wise God. We may receive pardon and remission, but never eras- 
ure or obliteration. It is only the mercies of our gracious Father 
that can relieve us from the odium or penalty of our misdoings. 
What we may do, or have .done, goes down the ages, and will not 
stop at the grave, but with a bound crosses over and rushes on the 
wings of an irresistable force, to trouble and vex those who come 
after us. We inquire, brother, sister in Christ, what have vou writ- 
ten? What have we done since our last meeting for the Lord's 
cause? Did we not write down that we would go back to our homes 
and commence the work assigned each, more earnestly, and see to it 
that the cause did not suffer by our indifference, or want of energy? 
What has been the result? Have you, brother messenger, come, 
bearing the sheaves from your churches, and have you their part in 
full of the $400 we said we would make the effort to raise during the 
fiscal year? Your fraternal letters have answered for you. My 
brethren, if you have done the best you could, then you are not charg- 
able with withholding that which belongs to the Lord. This, each 
man must settle for himself. We thought proper to say this much 
in a general way before entering upon the subject of the report. We 
are largely indebted to the report of our most efficient secretary and 
treasurer for statistical facts. If you will take the trouble to turn to 
page 15, appendix .(a), of the Minutes of 1889, and re-read the report 
on State Work, you will be better prepared to comprehend the scope 
of this report. In that report you have the facts and figures of the 
fiscal year from June 30, 1887, to June 30, 1888. We now give you 
the work of the fiscal year from June 30, 1888, to October 31, 1889 ; 
making sixteen months — caused by the change of the time of meet- 
ing of the State Convention, from July 1, to November 1 ; showing 
what has been accomplished during the period, under the faithful 
guidance of our secretary, W. B. Crumpton. » 

We here submit the state of the account of all monies passing 
through the hands of the secretary and treasurer, as audited bv A. J. 
Goodwin, Auditor of the State Convention, and passed upon "bv the 
Convention. 

June 30, 1888, to June 30, 1889. 
Dr. 
To balance at last report $ 933.321 



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amount received since 11,970.7 

Cr. 

By amount paid Misssionaries , $ 8,019.20; 

salary sixteen "months * 2,000.00i 

traveling expenses 418.731 

paid speeial agent 125.22; 

paid clerk hire 393.30 

paid for printing 620.101 

balance on hand .,. 1,327.45 



$12,904.02 



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$12,904.02 



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HOME MISSIONS. 

To amount at last report $ 62.72 

received since last report 3,500.11 

balance Cuban missions 15.60 

received on Cuban missions 210.89 

received for Havana missions 197.03 

received for Cuban church, etc 54.15 

received for Havana cemetary, etc., 2.00 



Cr. 
By amount paid home missions $ 2,676.69 



Cuban missions 
Havana church . . 
Havana cemetary 
Cuban school . . . 
Indian missions, 
balance on hand 



226.57 
197.03 

1.05 
52.00 

1.10 
886.14 



FOREIGN MISSIONS. 

To balance at last report ....-..* $ 129.63 

amount received since 4,833.84 



To amount for Zacatecas mission 
Italian Chapel . . . 
Japan mission . . . 
China mission. . . 
Mexican mission. 
M. T. Yates fund . 



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$ 4,040.58 



MINISTERIAL EDUCATION. 

To amount received 

By amount paid out 

ENDOWMENT HOWARD COLLEGE 

To amount received 

By amount paid out 

INDIAN MISSIONS. 

To amount on hand 

By amount paid out 

CHURCH BUILDING FUND. 

To amount received 

By amount paid out 



$ 4,963.47 



$ 4,963.47 



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181.45 
69.25 
16.00 
- 59.93 
54.26 
14.10 

5,358.46 



* 



654,88 
654.88 



$ 



11.00 
11.00 



518.50 
518.50 



89.45 
89.45 



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BIBLE WORK. 

To amount paid out 

By amount on hand 



TRACT FUND. 

To amount received 

By amount paid out 



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BIBLE AND COLPORTAGE FUND. 

To amout received 

By amount paid out and on hand 



66.77 
66.77 



12.01 
12.01 



JUDSON BUILDING FUND. 

To amount received 

By amount paid over 



State Missions 

Home Missions 

Foreign Missions 

Ministerial Education. . 

Howard College 

Indigent Ministers 

Church Building, Ala. 

Bible Work 

Tract Fund 

Bible and Colportage. . 
Church Building Board 
Judson Institute 



RECAPITULATION. 



Total 



3,151.93 
3,151.93 



726.09 
726.09 



11 970.70 

3,962.18 

A,228.0:i 

569.17 

26.60 

352.07 

64.80 

53.87 

3.25 

348.80 

. 7.00 

726.09 



$23,3310.56 



In addition to the above amount raised and expended Dr G W 
Ellis has raised and expended for the education of our Alabama bovs 
in Howard College $3,512.29. A part of the year two of our bovs were 
in this college, to wit: J. W. Willis and C. T. Starkev, of whom 
we may justly be proud, for they are both grand young men, who 
give promise of great usefulness in the near ' future. Beside 
this array of money, the State Convention received in pledges 
and cash for the Judson the sum of $10,000, for Howard $14415.51 
and for work m Cuba $2852.50 ; making $54,090.80. You sav this 
looks wonderful ; and so it is, but with this, the spirit' of 
the Lord in the hearts of His people is expected to do manv things 
that look incredulous. Let us see who has done these oreat 
things, for we are a great people in a sense. That we may keep in- 
formed as to progress in another direction we beg to submit that we 
have now m Alabama 70 Associations, 1,428 churches, 856 ordained 
ministers and a membership of 98,893, which is an increase of 4,532 
in the year. There are also in the State 861 colored Baptist church- 
es with a membership of 87,783, who have contributed of their means 
for this work in Alabama, $12,682.90. The total contributions of the 
white Baptist in Alabama during the conventional vear, as the re- 



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port to the S. B. C. shows, was $149,543.49. The whole amount of 
monev contributed bv the states comprising the Southern Baptist 
Convention was, for the last fiscal year ending April 30, 1890, for 
mission $176,973.54. We have in the bounds of the 8. B. C. 1,194, 
520 white Baptist and 1,129,547 colored Baptist ; a total of 2,324.067. 
This shows an increase of white Baptist of 37,440, and of colored 
19 421 ; a total increase of 56,861 during the year. We now call at- 
tention to the field work of Alabama, under the guidance of Brother 

Cumpton. 

Bessemer has been for three years under the watch care or 
the board, but Julv the 1st, became self sustaining. Elyton, under 
the pastorial care of Brother Harris, will be able to stand alone af- 
ter this vear; so will Blockton, with Brother Lowery as pastor. It 
is hoped and believed that Gainsville, Oxana, Auburn, Scottsboro, 
Sheflield, Girard, Jasper, Fort Payne, Thomasville and Decatur will 
all be self-sustaining, or nearly so, after this year. Among these 
congregations five churches have been built. The field in Lownds 
county has been worked into new, life and they are doing well over 

Brother Furgeson, in East Liberty and Central Associatins, is do- 
in* "Teat work, and the cause is gathering new life there. 

In Carry, Boiling Spring, Bethel, Mobile and Clear Creek asso- 
ciations the "missionaries are doing a grand work under the Lord's 
command to "go forward." The old field at Tuscumbia is taking 
on new life, and will soon be on foot again. Bro. J. B. Huckaber is 
doing good work in the Tennessee river valley below Decatur. Good 
work is being done at Ensley City, Autaugaville, Camp Hill, Thom- 
asville, Eutaw, Rock Run, Bluffton, East Birmingham and South- 
side Missibn, where our own J. W. Willis is doing a grand work. 

We mention this work te show what fields Brother Cumpion is 
cultivating, and wold like to say something about the Alabama boys 
who are laboring in these fields, but space forbids. 

We wish to briefly refer to the women's work, and we are done. 

The Woman's Mission Union Auxiliary to the Southern Baptist 
Convention is doing a great work. Their report at the last Southern 
Baptist Convention for the first quarter, or for the first three months 
of the year,. amounted to $1,296.43. - The amount for the second quar- 
ter is equallv as good For the last month it was $329.10; with only 
ninety-five societies. Now, what we wish to recommend on this line 
is, that our standing committee on woman's work in the Associa- 
tion organize each church with a committee on woman's work, and 
that the chairman of each committee procure from the clerk a list«of 
all the members of the church, and make it a point to get from each 
member a sum equal to one penny a week, or one cent each, or the 
equivolent to this sum. This will give enough money for all the 
pressing needs of our work. This work will accomplish a greatdeal. 
If we men go to sleep the sisters will do the work, for they were last 
aj the cross and first at the tomb. On one occasion, when the multi- 
tude were shouting "hosanna to the king," men in the church assayed 
to stop the multitude, but the king said to them : u tt these do not cry 
out the rocks and mountains will.". We take it that if men in our 



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churches fail to do their duty the women and sinners will praise 
God with their substance. God bless the women. Respectfully sub- 
mitted. L. C. Coulson, 

Chairman. 



Your Committee on Home Missions submits the following report. 
The territory of our Home Mission Board extends from Maryland to Texas, 
and from Missouri to Florida, and the Island of Cuba, embracing the Indians 
of the West and Negros of the South, the Foreigners who come into our 
states, and the destitute among our own native population. Eternity alone 
will reveal the good that has already beed accomplished by the missionaries of 
the Board. They have preached the glad tidings of salvation in all the above 
territory. Doubtless 100,000 souls have been brought to Christ through their 
influence. There have been 89,000 or 90,000 converts baptised by them, over 
1000 churches organised and some 3000 Sunday Schools established, and they 
have been instrumental in building, probably, 1000 houses of worship. 
Many of the feeble mission stations occupied by them have become strong 
churches and aiding the Board in a substantial way. The Board has, or will 
have, in all probability, ?70 missionaries employed this year, preaching the 
gospel, and they are 1< oking to the churches of our mission board in the 
Southern States raainl for the means to pay these missionaries. Now 
brethren will we not he , our Board in this noble work? Let us do more this 
year than ever for Hoi a Missions. We can do more, we ought do more, we 
must do more. May Got help us to do more for Christ's sake, Amen. 

J. J. Beeson, 
Chairman, 
E. 

Your Committee on Foreign Missiosns submits the following report. 

We have carefully jonsidered this branch of the work given- the people 
of God to do, and find tnat the Baptist were pioneer workers for foreign 
missions. Wm. Cary, was baptised b/ Robert Kyi and, October, 5, 1781, and 
was ordained August, lo87. In May 1792 at Nottingham, Eng., he preached 
his fameous sermon, using Isiah LIV: 2-3 as his text. He divided his text 
into two exhortations. 1st. "Expect great things from God." 2d. "Attempt 
great thing for God." ' The first missionary society was formed at Kittering, 
Eng, Oct., 2, 1792, which raised for the work sixty-five dollars. Wm. Cary, in 
company with Dr. Thomas, sailed for India, June, I3«, 1793. On December, 29 
1800, the fiist Hindoo convert was baptised in the Ganges; his naine was Krish- 
na Pal- Adoniram .ludson and Newell, with their wives, on February, 19, 
1812, sailed for Calcutta, and on June 17 reached their field of labor. Judson 
and wife joined the Baptist Church in Calcutta Sept. 6, 1812. Judson reached 
Rangoon July 13, 1>13; and baptised his first convert June 27 1819, 
Moung Nan. This man was of great assistance to Mr, Judson. Judson 
preached in Burmah o the Buddhists for six yearn; without a convert. 
This was in 1813, and from this one, in 1889 we find the following figures as 
to Burmah. 

Nunber of Out-Stations 393. Missionaiies — men 41" 

Missionaries — Physicians 4- Missionaris. — women 79. 

Native unordaind. preachers 378. Native ordained preachers 143. 

Other native helps 94. Native bible women 22. 

Churches not self-sustaining 372. Churches seli-sustaiuing 148. 

Members. . , 29,689 Baptised to 1889 2,039. 

Total contributions $52,633. 



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china — (work began) 

Missionaries, native and foreign. . .69. Churches and stations 28. 

Baptisms 79. Members 753. 

Africa — (work began, 1845) 

Missionaries 19. Merabarshipof thechurches 79. 

Italy — (work began, 1871) 

Missionaries 15- Churches 14. 

Members of churches 300. Baptisms 30. 

Brazil (work began,1879) 

Missionaries 14- Churches 8. 

Bablised 37. Members 229. 

Mexico— (work began, 1880) 

Missionaries ! 32. Churches .22, 

Baptisms 70. Members .'. ; 020. 

* Japan — (work began, 1889. 
Missionaries 4. 

One of these to an Alabama boy, Rev. McCollum. Contributions from 
the Chuches in heathen lands $4 t 680.*7. That shows what a great work has 
been accomplished in less than one hundred years. This showing should 
stimulate us to greater efforts to accomplish good. 

Let us raise the $125 asked for by the State Convention, during this 
year, and we suggest that now is the time to commence this good work. Give 
the people an* opportunity every Sunday to contribute of their substance. 
This is alimportant; may God help you do it, and that now. 



W. R. Ivey, 
Chairman. 



F. 



Report on Sunday Schools. 

It would be nothing new to remark that the Sunday School is one of the 
chief sources for the maintenance of the strength of our Churches. It is a well 
known fact that very many of those received into our Churches every year 
are members of those schools, and many of the adults baptised received their 
first religious impression through the influence of the Sabbath lesson. It is 
also conceded that the duty devolves upon us to give to the boys and girls, as 
they grow up about us, the best religious education that we can impart to 
them. This obligation would exist even if we did not have the hope of re- 
ceiving them into our Churcne-. It is a duty that we owe to society and to 
the State as well as to the individuals who are taught. These considerations 
impel us to constant faithfulness to the Sabbath School work. Not only 
should we diligently follow the methods that are approved by long use; but also 
look for and adopt such new methods as give promise of bennetit. We believe 
that it should be regarded by us as duty to establish a Sunday School wherever 
it is possible to have one, and that each Church is bound by sacred obligations 
to God and man to perform this duty It is not a matter that should be left 
to the pious zeal of a few members, but it is the business of the Churches. 
We would like to give a few statistical facts showing what has been done the 
hist year by our Association, but have no datta by which to do this. We will 
say, however, that the Sunday School cause need not be neglected as literature 
can be had almost for the asking. We will not make any distinction, but re- 
commend the use of the American Baptist Publication Socieciety's and Kind 

Words' publications, as sound, pre-eminently Baptislic. There are 

Sunday Schools in our Association, an increase over former years, and we 





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earnestly pray that next year will show a marked increase, both as to number 
of schools and money expended for helps May God bless the children, and 
help the parents to care better for them. Respectfully submitted, 

H. H. Hokton, 

Chairman, 



Your committee on Ministerial Relief submit the following re- 
port : 

We are taught that the Gospel is the power of God unto salva- 
tion to every one that believeth. That men and women are 
brought to a knowledge of their condition through the instrumen- 
tality of the preached gospel attended by the Holy Ghost, and we 
are further taught that they that preach the gospel shall live of the 
gospel. Hence, your committee reports that it is the imperative duty 
of the churches to look after the secular interests of those thev send 
out as evangelists. We are under the strictest obligation to look af- 
ter the interest of their families — to see that their children are prop- 
erly fed, clothed and educated. That their minds are so trained as 
to raise them above the sordid things of earth, and place them on a 
higher plane of moral worth and distinction. In the opinion of 
your committee these interests have been too much neglected in the 
past. Therefore we would earnestly appeal to the churches through 
out the Tennessee River Association to be zealous of their duties in 
this direction. Respectfully submitted, 

J. J. St. Clair, 

Chairman. 

(Ought not this report to have shown how many indigent min- 
isters there are, and what is their needs, and that of "their families?) 

Clerk. 



H. 



Your Committee on Minsiterial Education submits the following report. 

Having had but little time to. think over this subject, I am satisfied that 
you will make the propr allawance for my short- coinings. I confess to vou 
that I feel wholely unprepared to give this subject justice with the means of* in- 
formation at hand. It is as true in the work of the ministry, as in any trade 
or profession, that proficiency is only attaind through a well trained intelect 
together with that bodily training that is necessary to constitute a master 
builder. No physician or lawyer ever becomes a real benefactor until he is 
recognized as a leader in his profession. The ministry is an exception to this 
rule only on the line that men who preach and do not teach have done great 
good; and no disparagement, yet no one doubts but that they would have done 
greater good had they possessed broader opportunities. It is a recognized fact 
that many pious, God tearing men have done and are still doing much for 
the cause of Christ, though unprepared to fully teach His word. They have 
produced much fruit, and who can say what they would have accomplished 
had they been thoroughly prepared for the great work in which they were 
engaged. We have never seen an uneducated minister who did not regret, 
and pine,over his want of a wider and broader knowledge of the word of God. 



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It in said in the Word of God that every minister shall be a workman; that he 
needefh not be ashamed of his work, rightly dividing the same, giving each his 
portion in due season. It is a well established fact that when a man is in po#«- 
session of the first great qualification for the ministry, a convert in nature, 
living a life in harmony with the declaration, the more he is 
educated the more light he will shed around him and accomplish a 
greater work. Then it is the judgment of this committee that the Association 
should have, at least, some of her young men in College preparing for 
the &reat work of the Christian ministry. "Not educate them for preachers, 
but educate them because they are preachers/' Fi?e hundred dollars to How- 
ard College is a sma.ll sum loaned to return to us in the person of one of our 
young men, after he has finsihed his Collegiate course, and returned, and we 
would rejoice that we had helped the young man. Look at what we have 
done in the past on this line. We ask, have we ever helped a young man that 
brought shame to us? Not one. Respectfully submitted. 

Thomas Davis, 
Chairman. 



Your committee on Finance submit the following report : 
That we received the following amounts from the churches for 
minutes, and have paid the same to the clerk of the Association : 

Antioch $ 50 Bee cji Grove $2.00 

Bethel 1.40 Bethesda 1.00 

Cave Spring 1.00 Centennial 1.00 

Cumberland Mountain 1.00 Charity 1.50 

Center Point 1.25 Cedar Grove 50 



We, your committee on Temperance respectfully submit the fol- 
lowing : 

Among the great moral reforms none has a stronger claim on 
the churches of Christ than the saving of the country from the curse, 
intemperance— the manufacture and sale of intoxicants. The 
churches are the light of the world, and the saved are the salt of the 
earth. Then if the light be hidden what, Oh ! what is to become of 
the churches of Christ here on earth? There is not a single moral 
precept which sinful humanity violates but the churches should 
teach them to observe. There is not a good example to be set that 
the churches should not practice. The roost important of all its use, 
it robs Heaven and peoples hell. "We would, therefore, recommend 
that each individual church member in the various churches of this 
Association do all in their power to put down this vile monster, in- 
temperance, from our churches, and seeing that we have much of its 
vile habits, we would say, "touch not, taste not the unclean thing," 
but let us ever follow the Savior's foot steps as much as in us lies. 
All of which, we, your committee, most respectfully? submit. 

Jon athan Beeson, 
Chairman. 



22 



Minutes of the 



Friendship 

Harmony 

Hurricane Grove 
Larkinsville, . . . 

Mt. Zion 

Mt. Ararat 

McCoy's Grove . . 
Pleasant Mount. . 

Trenton 

Union Grove . . . 

Ebeneezer 

Macedonia 

Tunnel Hill 

Total 



2.00 Freedom 1.50 

1.50 Gurlev .- ' 2.00 

.00 Hale's Cove 1.00 

1.00 Jone'sCove 1.00 

.60 Mt. Nebo 2.00 

.60 Mt. Pisgah 2.00 

1.00 Mt. Tabor 

. , . . New Hope 1.35 

2.25 Scottsboro . . 2.50 

.50 Union 1.25 

1.00 Stevenson ,50 

1.50 Jasper . . 1.50 

.... Pleasant Hill 1.00 

140.70 



Respectfully submitted, 



E. P. Cow ART, 
Chairman. 



Your Committee on Periodicals submits the following report. 
Our people are reading, and as reading has a great deal to do with the form- 
ation of our charcter, we should be careful as to the kind of reading matter we 
use, or bring into our houses. We desire to recommend: 1st. The reading of 
the scriptures, as they are our only rule of faith and practice. 2d. That each 
home should have the weekly visits of the Alabama Baptist. This is our 
state paper and should come in ahead of all other papers in the world to an 
Alabama Baptist. 3rd. We recommend that each Baptist in the state 
of Alabama should subscribe for the Mission Quarterly, price, 10 cents per year; 
published by W. B. Cumpton, Marion, Alabama, and every Baptist in the 
Southern Baptist Convention should have * the visits of the Foreign Mission 
Journal, of Richmoed, Va., price, 50 cents per year, and our Home FieJd, 
published at Atlanta, Ga., price, i"» cents per year. 4th. We would recom- 
mend Kind Words, and literature of the American Publication Society. 5th. 
We also recommend the Baptist Book and Bible Depository, located at Ope- 
lika. Ala., for the purchase of religious books. Respectfully submitted. 

W. R. Ivet. 
i Chairman. 



treasurer's report. 
Debit. 

To amount received from Friendship church $12.33 

" " - " McCoy's Grove " 1.00 

« " " '• Union " 1.00 

" « " » Charity " *.00 

«• « * '• " Harmony " 7.40 

« « " ." Pisgah " 7.75 

« " <« » Larkinsville " 2.60 

« « " " Center Point " 7.50 

" « " " Beech Grove •" 2.50 



Tennessee River Association of Baptists. 23 

— — 7 

« collected on Sunday at Jasper " 13.65 

« ♦. " for Ministerial Education 1*-"" • WDO 

Credits. 

By amount paid C. B. Roach, Missionary in the Association |205 

By cash on hand HI 

6965 

not be done unless we report to the treasurer ClERK. 



Your committee on Obituaries submit the following re- 

rmrnont Se. for us we may be '""^ P-P^ere^Tnd 
We offer our sorrow and sympathy to the bereavea, aim 
say tlat we sorrow not as those who have no hope, for blessed 
ar'p the dead that die in the Lord. , , 

^ We can only report the names of a few of our sainted ^dead 
Sister J M Bledsoe, of Scottsboro church; Bro. O. J. ^arreti 
and SistefManerva Gullatt, of Pisgah; Sisters Nancy C. Mat- 
thews ana Almond McCrary, of Cave Spring ; Bro. Richard Is- 
bellTof Ararirand many others whose names are not given 
the committee Respectfully submitted, ^^ ^^ 

Chairman. 

Note by the Cl«bk : To the clerks of the churches , You 
see what a little oversight will do. Do not forget this again. 



24 



Minutes of the 



N. 



History of the Assocsation. ■ 

Report of the Clerk on the statistics and other facts in regard to the Ten- 
nessee River Association. This Association was organized in 1S53, in Septem- 
ber, and the first regular meeting was held in September, 1854, with Friend- 
ship chnrch, as I am informed, but who the first Maderator was, 1 am unable, 
so far, to learn definately, but Brother E. P. Cowart, who was one of the origi- 




January, 11, 1869. The churches were scattered over a large territory which 
was thinly settled, hence these meetings were more a love-meeting than a 
practical business meeting. I would like to give some of the business side 
of these meetings but can not because I cannot procure a single minute back of 
1866. From September 1860 to September 1865 no meeting was held. By refer- 
ing to a table, prepared and appended to this minute, vou will find some 
facts I think worth studying- In September 1865 the Association met after a 
lapse of five years, with New Hope church, R, H. Taliaferro Moderator and 
B. B. Toney, Clerk, and the table, above referred to, will show who has been 
honored by the position, as its officers, and who has been selected to preach 
the annual sermons, ana the Scriptural text used by each on such occasions, 
except two, J. J. Beeson in 1871 and P. Brown in 1873. By reference to said 
table vou will find the place and time of said meeting, the number of 
churches represented, the number of persons baptised, the number of mem- 
bers represented, the amount of money raised, as shown by the reports each 
year. While the showing is not very favorable, considering the number of 
members reperesented, it is the history we have written, and it should stimu- 
late us to greater efforts for the future. Brother R. H, Taliaferro, Baiiy 
Bruce and J. C. Castiller are the only Moderators since I860, that have died. 
Respectfully submitted. 

L. C. Coulson. 

Chairman. 



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INDEX. 






Officers of Association \ 

Executive Board 

Order of Business 2 

Standing Committee ..[.......... 2 

Proceedings and Introductory Sermon ] ' 3 

Call to ordor 3 

Opening service 3 

Call roll of delegates ..........!.. 3 

Delegates by Churches 3 

Ordained Minister's roll 4 

Election of Officers 4 

Corresponding delegates *?.......[.]......... 4 

Fix time of meeting. 5 

Inviting visitors to seats 5 

Committee on religious services \ * *] * *'? 5 

Adjournment : \ ...... ... 5 

Meeting at 3 o'clock p. m ............. 5 



I 



Tennessee River Association of Baptists. 



25 



I 



Report of praching committee « 5 

Committee on finance *? 

Committee on periodicals £ 

New board j! 

Adjourndment *! 

Friday night preaching W. R. Ivey j> 

Meeting Saturday, 8 : 30 a. m • • • • » 

Standing Committees •* j? 

Place of next meeting , .• • • ** 

Introductory Sermon J 

Report Associational letters jj 

Associational missions j? 

State missions jj 

Home missions J? 

Foreign missions , . . . • „ 

Special order 5 

Preaching eommittee report : • |j 

Adjournment r * 

Saturday night preaching by L. C. Coulson ' 

Sundav morning S. S. Report 9 a. m * 

Preaching 11 a. m. Baptist Church W. R. Ivey J 

Preaching 11 a. m, M. E. Church South, L. C. Coulson. ' 

Preaching 11 a. m. Pleasant Hill, J. J. Beeson « 

Preaching 3 p. in. Baptist Church, H. H. Horton * 

Preaching 7 p. ra- Baptist Church, C. B. Roach • • ' 

Preaching 7 p. m. M. E. Church, W. R. Ivey ' 

Association met Monday, 8:30 a. m ' 

Ministerial Relief L 

Ministerial Education. . ;■;•■■ : a 

Temperance, Finance Periodicals, Treasurer, and Obituaries » 

Associational Statistics „ 

Preamble and Resolutions jj 

Delegates to 8. B. C o 

Delegates State Convention j! 

Letters of Dismissal g 

Resolution by J. J. Beeson • • ■ - g 

Resolution by W. R. Ivey o 

Resolution by J. J. Beeson * 

Resolution by L. C. Coulson * 

Resolution by W. R. Ivey , 

Resolution by Moderator ' 

Resolution by J. J. Beeson '. \0 

Adjournment, sine die . g 

Ordained Ministers '^j 

Appendix A ' jg 

Appendix B and C j' 8 

Appendix D and E ^ 

Appendix F 20 

Appendix G and H 2i 

Appendix I and J • • 22 

\ Appendix K and L 23 

\ Appendix M 24 

Appendix N 



1 

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3 

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6 

7 

8 

9 

10 

11 

12 

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16 

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18 

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CHURCHES. 



COUNTY. 



Antioch 

Beech Grove 

Bethel 

Bethesda 

Centennial 

Cave Spring. — 

Charity 

Cumberland Mt'n. 

Cedar Grove 

Center Point 

Freedom 

Friendship 

Gurley 

Harmony 

Hales Cove 
Hurrican Grove.. 

Jones' Cove 

LarkinBvihe 

Mt. Nebo 

Mt. Zion 

Mt. Pisgah 

Mt. Ararat 

Mt. Tabor 
McCov's Grove . . . 

New Hope 

Pleasant Mount 

Scottsboro 

Trenton 

Union 

Union Grove 

Ebeneezer 

Tunnel Hill 

Jasper 

Macedonia 

Pleasant Hill 



Jackson, Ala. 



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Madison, * 

Jackson, * 

Madison, " 

Jackson, " 



u 

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Madison, " 
Jackson, u 



Dade, Ga. 

u » 

Marion, Tenn. 



PASTOR. 



C. Howeel. . 
P. Brown . . 
Pitts. 



K. Howell, 
R. Howell 

C. Howell 

D. S. Collins, 
J. W. Dunn, 
R. Howell, .... 

P. Brown 

J. J. Beeson . . 

P. Brown 

W.L. Crawford 
L. W.Sloan.... 



J.J. Beeson... 

C. B. Roach 

P. Brown 

W.L Crawford 
J. J. Baeson . . . 
Noah Maples. . 
G. W. Barnes 
J. B. Frost .... 

D. S. Collins. . . 
J.W.Dunn .... 
W. R.Ivey..... 



L. W. Woodall, 

R. Howell 

T. L. Quarrels, 
P. G. Manning, 
.J. C. Lambert, 

U U 

M. J. Hicks,. . . 



CLERK. 



S. S. Puryear 
G. W. Duncan, 
J. F. McCarroll 
W. A. Plaster, 
W. Chandler, 
J. C. Knight, 
J. J. Powell, 
John Sanders, 
J. W. Cambell, 
W. O. Thorp, 
L. M. Prince, 
J. B. Campbell, 
W. T. Roberts, 
J. G. Sanders, 
W. A. Pigg, 



A. A. Gay, 

B. F. Rice, 
Thomas Davis, 
J. W. Downey, 
W. D. Rorex, 
John Barclay, 
R. L. Evans, 
J.H. Caperton, 
J. F. Terry, 

S. J. Jacobs, 
Virgil Bouldin, 
J. A. Flanagan, 
A. J. Flanagan, 

R. Gist 

J. B. Reeves, . . 
T. I GosnelL . . 
W. A. Burk . . . 
J. A. Clouse... 
L. L. Brown . . . 



CLERK'S POST 
OFFICE 



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Francisco, u 
Hollywood, «* 
Calanan. ■ * 
Coffeys St'r « 
Coffeys St'r * 
New Market, 
Alto, " 

Maysville, " 
Scottsboro, * 
Estells Fork, 
Fackler, * 
Gurley, tt 
Mud Creek, « 
Paint Rock," 
Greerton, "■ 
Pisgah, * 
Larkinsville, 
Holly Tree, « 
Kirbys Creek, 
Pisgah, « 
Limrock, " 
Fabius, " 

Fabius, u 
Coffey's Store, 
Brownsboro, 
Scottsboro, * 
Trenton, * 
Garth, * 

Fackler, «* 
Cole Citv, Ga. 
Whiteside Ten. 
Jasper, Tenn, 
Shelmound, * 
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Financial Exhibit of Tennessee River Association. 1890.- 



CHIROHES. 



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Beech Grove 

Bethel 

Bethcsda 

Centennial 

Cave Spring 

Charity 

Cumberland Mt'n 

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Center Point 

rYeedom 

Friendship 

Gurley 

Harmony 

Hales Cove 
Hurrican Grove.. . 

Jones' Cove 

Larkinsvihe 

Mt. Nebo 

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McCoy's Grove .... 

N w Hope 

Pleasant Mount 

Scottsboro 

Trenton 

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Stevenson, 

Ebeneezer 

Jasper. 

Macedonia 

1'leasaiu Hill 

Tunnel Hill 



2.70 
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Note— This exhibit is not free f mm error, but, is the best showing possible, unless Clerks of Churches would 
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Preached 
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Scriptural 
Text. 


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SCRIPTURAL BEADING. 


Sep. 


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New Hope. 


R. H, Taliaferro 


B.B. Toney 


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IS 






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R. H. Taliaferro. 




In this case Scripture not given. <, 

Thou hast ascended on high. Thou hast led captivity captive. Thou hast received gifts for 
men; yea for the rebellious also, thit the Lord God might dwell among them. 


Oct. 


1 


66 


Beech Grove 


R. H. Taliaferro 


P.Brown 


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la 


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$23 96 


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Baily Bruce. 


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Friendship 


R. H. Taliaferro 


P. Brown 


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21 


66 


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81 00 


22 M 


G. A. -Morring.. . 


1 Cor. 3:9.. 


For we are laborers together with God : Ye are God's husbandry, ye are God's building. 




$ 


68 


Mt. Nebo 


R. H. Taliaferro 


P.Brown 


11.. 14 


48 


221 


829 


36 90 


162 66 




1 Peter 2:9. 


But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people : that 
ye should shew forth the praises of Him who hath called you out Of darkness into- his 


























































marvelous light. 
5th. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full 
proof of thy ministry. 6th, For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my depart- 


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69 


Center Point 


Bally Bruce. 


P. Brown 


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68 


241 


1968 


.40 40 


285 50 




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ure is at hand. - 


Sep. « 


70 


Fr eedom 


J. W. Brown 


P. Brown 


l3.. 18 


nR 


158 


II9H 


41 90 




J. W.'Brown. - 


2 Tim. 4:2 


Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suf- 

ering and doctrine. 
Scripture not given. 


11 


24, 


71 


Cave Spring. 


J. W. Browrt 


T. D. Osborn... 


14. . 19 


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77 


1168 

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Scripture not given. 

Study to show thyself approved unto God a workman that needetb not to be ashamed, rightly 

dividing the word of truth. 
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Therefore my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, immovable, always abcuuding in the work of 


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the Lord, for as much as ye know that your labor, is not in vain in the Lord. 


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and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone. 
Be ye, therefore, followers of God, as obedient children. 
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them be the riches of the world, and the diminishing of them the riches of the Gentiles, 






















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I have shewed you all things, how that so laboring ye ought to support the work, and to re- 
member the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, it is more blessed to give than to receive 

And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my cbusch, and 
the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. 

9, For in himdwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead, bodil v. 10, And ye are complete in Him 
























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If ye love me, keen my commandments. 

Jesus answered : Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of the water and of the 

spirit, he cannot enter into the Kingdom of God 
And 1 say also unto thee : that thou ArtPeter. and upon this rock I will build mv church, and 


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And ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you; and ye shall be wit- 
nesses onto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea. and in Samaria, and unto the u term oat 


























































parts of the earth. 
And he gave them their request, but sent leanness into their souls. 


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